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2022 NTDC Photo Gallery

Images from the 2022 National Truck Driving & Step Van Driving Championships in Indianapolis Aug. 16-19, 2022, at the Indiana Convention Center.

August 16, 2022
Business, Technology, Safety

Drivewyze Offers Real-Time Weather Warnings

Drivewyze HQ Drivewyze via YouTube

Connected truck services provider Drivewyze Inc. announced it is now providing real-time weather warnings as part of its Drivewyze Safety+ proactive driver notification platform on ELDs.

August 16, 2022
Business, Safety

NTDC, Inspectors Tournaments Kick Off in Indy

Indiana Convention Center Indiana Convention Center is the site for the National Truck Driving Championships, which were first held in 1937. (icclos.com)

More than 400 women and men representing carriers such as UPS Inc., FedEx Corp. and Walmart Inc., will test their skills in a trucking tournament referred to as the “Super Bowl of Safety" beginning Tuesday in Indianapolis at the National Truck Driving & Step Van Driving Championships.

Eugene Mulero | Senior Reporter
August 15, 2022
Business, Technology, Safety

For Virginia’s Mark Brundage, NTDC Brings Industry Together

Mark Brundage Mark Brundage of FedEx Express was crowned Grand Champion at the Virginia Truck Driving Championships May 20-21 in Raphine. He won the 3-axle competition. (Virginia Trucking Association)

At the start of the year, Mark Brundage was tied up with plenty of work obligations and family commitments. But a last-minute opening in his schedule in May made it possible for Brundage to take a shot at Virginia’s trucking competition.

Eugene Mulero | Senior Reporter
August 15, 2022
Government, Business, Safety

Fleets Can Reduce the Risk of a Nuclear Verdict

gavel Avosb via Getty Images

Nuclear verdicts can be detrimental to motor carriers and their insurance rates, but carriers can mitigate risk by utilizing technology, documenting and sharing safety efforts, and taking advantage of the first 24 hours if a claim occurs.

Mindy Long | Special to Transport Topics
August 15, 2022
Government, Business, Technology, Safety

NHTSA Administrator Steven Cliff Leaves for CARB

Steven Cliff Steven Clliff by C-SPAN

Steven Cliff, the head of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, is stepping down from his post for a leadership role at the California Air Resources Board.

Eugene Mulero | Senior Reporter
August 12, 2022
Government, Business, Technology, Safety, Autonomous, TCA

Pennsylvania Experts, Lawmakers Ponder AV Safety Regulations

An Argo test vehicle An Argo self-driving test vehicle on the street in Washington, D.C. (Anneliese Mahoney/Transport Topics)

When it comes to autonomous vehicles, there isn’t just one way to go about safety. State regulators draft legislation. Independent firms create recommendations. Individual companies devise their own protocols. Stakeholders can agree on one thing: Safety is important.

Noelle Mateer | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
August 11, 2022
Government, Business, Technology, Safety, Fuel

Congress Eyes Finish Line for Freight-Centric Budget Bill

Pelosi House Speaker Nancy Pelosi speaks during a past press conference. (Eric Lee/Bloomberg News)

Debate on a multibillion-dollar budget bill targeting supply chain connectivity concerns, clean energy initiatives and economic incentives remains front-and-center on Capitol Hill.

Eugene Mulero | Senior Reporter
August 11, 2022
Safety

Oregon’s Melody Primed to Compete at NTDC

2022 Oregon grand champion Tim Melody with Oregon Trucking Associations President Jana Jarvis 3-axle winner Tim Melody of ABF Freight accepts the grand champion plaque from OTA President Jana Jarvis. (Oregon Trucking Associations)

In 2013, Tim Melody won the twin trailers category at the National Truck Driving Championships. The victory paved the way for other accolades, among them a spot as an America’s Road Team Captain in 2017.

Eugene Mulero | Senior Reporter
August 10, 2022
Government, Business, Technology, Safety, Autonomous

US House Lawmakers Unveil AV Caucus

Autonomous Daimler truck The Congressional Autonomous Vehicle Caucus' goal is to educate members of Congress on autonomous vehicle technology and work toward a national framework, Rep. Bob Latta says. (Daimler AG)

Two House lawmakers formed a group to promote autonomous vehicle policies on Capitol Hill. Their aim is to generate support from colleagues for comprehensive legislation targeting the technology.

Eugene Mulero | Senior Reporter
August 10, 2022

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